John Considine (hurler)

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John Considine
Personal information
Irish name Seán Mac Consaidín
Sport Hurling
Position Corner-back
Born (1964-10-26) 26 October 1964 (age 50)
Glanmire, County Cork
Occupation University lecturer
Years Club
1980s-1990s Sarsfield's
Club titles
Cork titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1988-1993 Cork 8 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 1

Dr. John Considine (born 26 October 1964 in Glanmire, County Cork) is an Irish economist, hurling manager and former player. He played hurling with his local club Sarsfield's and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1988 until 1993.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Considine played his club hurling with his local Sarsfield's club. The highlight of his career came in 1989 when 'Sars' qualified for the final of the county senior championship. A high-scoring game ensued against Glen Rovers, however, at full-time Considine ended up on the defeated team.


Considine's performances with his club brought him to the attention of the selectors of the Cork senior hurling team. He was included on the team for the National Hurling League campaign at the end of 1989 and made his championship debut in 1990. That year he lined out in his first provincial championship decider. Reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary provided the opposition on that occasion and, in spite of Tipp manager Babs Keating writing off Cork's chances, 'the Rebels' secured an odds defying 4-16 to 2-14 defeat of their old enemy.[2] It was Considine's first Munster winners' medal. Cork subsequently qualified for another All-Ireland final showdown with Galway. The men from the west were the favourites and were out to capture a third All-Ireland title in four seasons. Shortly after half-time the westerners were up by seven points and were cruising to victory. Tomás Mulcahy, however, played a captain’s role and scored a crucial goal that revitalised the Cork attack. The final score of 5-15 to 2-21 gave Cork the victory in one of the most open hurling finals in years and gave Considine a coveted All-Ireland winners' medal.[3]

Tipp wrested the Munster title from Cork again in 1991, however, Considine found it difficult to maintain a place on the team. He was a non-playing substitute again in 1992 as Cork defeated Limerick to take the Munster title.[4] He also played no part on the field of play as Cork were subsequently defeat by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.[5]

In 1993 Considine was back on the team as Cork reached the final of the National Hurling League. A three-game saga with Wexford ensued, however, at the third time of asking Cork were the winners.[6] Cork hurling went into decline for the next few seasons and Considine left the inter-county set-up.

Managing Cork[edit]

Considine was appointed caretaker manager of the Cork senior hurling team on 12 March 2009[7] He succeeded Gerald McCarthy and defeated Dónal O'Grady for the position. In his first match as manager he beat Clare with a score of 2-14 to 0-16. In second and final game in charge his Cork side defeated Limerick 1-20 to 2-16. Considine leaves the post as the only Cork manager in history to record a 100% success rate.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Kilbrittain, West Cork. He is married and has four children - Alison, Darragh, Jessica and James. In his spare time John enjoys reading. John especially enjoys watching The Simpsons.


  1. ^ "Cork GAA profile". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Senior Hurling - Munster Final Winning Teams". Munster GAA. Retrieved 2009-03-15. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Cork GAA Honours". Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Senior Hurling - Munster Final Winning Teams". Munster GAA. Retrieved 2009-03-15. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Cork GAA Honours". Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Cork GAA Honours". Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Cork appoint Considine to take charge". RTÉ Sport. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denis Ring
Cork Under-21 Hurling Manager
Succeeded by
Ger FitzGerald
Preceded by
Gerald McCarthy
Cork Senior Hurling Manager
Succeeded by
Denis Walsh
Preceded by
Ger Manley
Cork Minor Hurling Manager
Succeeded by